Cranberry Champagne Cocktail – A sweet spin on champagne, a cranberry champagne cocktail is the juicy sizzle you need to complement your Thanksgiving meal.
1 -ounce cranberry juice (sweetened)1 wedge lime
Champagne or sparkling wine
Garnish: Cranberries (frozen)
Spiced Cabernet – Spice it up a bit by adding cinnamon to warm Cabernet. Perfect for cold nights by the fireplace.
1 (3000-ml) box Cabernet Sauvignon
1 cup sugar, plus more to taste
15 whole cloves
2 small or 1 large cinnamon sticks
1 navel orange
Spiked Apple Cider Cocktail – There’s nothing like an apple cider in the fall. Give it a twist with cinnamon Schnapps that the adult table will be sure to love.
1/4 gallon apple cider
1/2 cup dark rum
1/2 cup cinnamon schnapps
1/2 lemon, juiced
Garnish: 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cut into large chunks
Spiced Bourbon, Beer and Maple Martini’s – It doesn’t get more American than good old fashioned Bourbon Whiskey. And since Thanksgiving is an American holiday, it’s only right that you have a drink of bourbon…with beer and maple syrup for fall flavor, of course.
1 cup chilled bourbon
1/4 cup chilled dark beer, such as Negra Modelo
1/4 cup chilled pure maple syrup (preferably Grade B)
1 whole nutmeg
4 small dried red chiles, such as japones, rinsed and patted